Sunday, January 16, 2011

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Lions are wild animals that eat meat. It means that lions are carnivores. Lions are magnificent animals that appear as a symbol of power, courage and nobility and national flags in many civilizations. Wild lions currently exist in Africa and in Asia with a critically endangered remnant population.

Lions live for ten to fourteen years in the wild, while in captivity they can live longer than twenty years. In the wild, males seldom live longer than ten years, as injuries sustained from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their longevity. They typically inhabit savanna and grassland, although they may take to bush and forest. 

Lions are unusually social compared to other cats. A pride of lions consists of related females and offspring and a small number of adult males. Groups of female lions typically hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates, such as Zebras, Deers, and Buffalos. Lions are apex and keystone predators. 

Visually, the male lion is highly distinctive and is easily recognized by its mane. Mature male lions are unique among the cat species for the thick mane of brown or black hair encircling the head and neck. Both male and female lions roar, a sound which can be heard as far as 8 kilometers away. However, Male lions are bigger than female lions.

The Language Feature of Report Text:

             Verbal Sentences: S + V1
             Nominal Sentences: S + be (is, am, are) + noun/adjective
  • The use of general nouns, such as lions, whales, cats, etc.
  • The use of technical terms or fact and general data of the reported things, such as: species, predators, population, etc.